Automotive Blogs

  • Apple Won't Make a Car (Toyota Already Does)

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 28, 2015
    Thanks to the Telegraph we now know that Apple’s Tim Cook gets up at 3:45 in the morning. That may explain why Cook thinks the Apple Smartwatch will repla... ...
  • Can OnStar Solve the Car Connectivity Crisis?*

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 10, 2015
    General Motors’ OnStar vehicle connectivity solution was once shared under license with Audi, Acura, Isuzu, Subaru, Lexus and Volkswagen – an offer ... ...
  • German Auto Makers Out of Touch

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 26, 2015
    Over the years I have been frequently asked at automotive events why car makers don’t all agree on a single user interface for the car stereo and be done ... ...
  • NAFTA Still On Course For PHEVs, Despite Low Gas Prices

    by Kevin Mak | Jan 16, 2015
    In the latest Insight report covering the Detroit Auto Show, Strategy Analytics sets out scenarios from recent low gasoline prices and the potential impact on p... ...
  • Panasonic Abets Google's Auto Play

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 14, 2015
    The auto industry is abuzz over Google’s plans to bring Android to automobile dashboards as a native operating system with all that that might imply or en... ...
  • A Wake-Up Call from President Obama

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 07, 2015
    President Obama’s appointment of Mark Rosekind to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was a wake-up call to the transportation... ...
  • Nvidia goes Large in Automotive at CES 2015

    by Ian Riches | Jan 05, 2015
    It should have come as no surprise that Nvidia held a well-attended press event prior to the Consumer Electronics Show last night.  It is, after all, one o... ...
  • Cars Will Have Radios in 2015

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 04, 2015
    What if you were a car maker and I told you I had an app that would work with existing hardware in a car to deliver – at no cost – local (and nation... ...
  • 2015: Uber Replaces Tesla as Chief Disrupter

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 02, 2015
    It seemed that Tesla could do no wrong in 2013 and 2014. Even when something went wrong, like its cars catching fire, Tesla turned it into an opportunity to dem... ...
  • Google Gets It Wrong Again

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 16, 2014
    In the era of de-contenting cars we expect to see side-mounted rearview mirrors and door handles go away along with keyfobs, standard transmissions and interna... ...
  • What's an Ounce of Good Will Worth?

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 08, 2014
    Day after day goes by with no resolution to the current auto recall crisis gripping the U.S. The number of fatalities attributed to GM’s ignition switch r... ...
  • Election Results Point to Unlicensed Rise, V2V Stall

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 07, 2014
    The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate in this week’s mid-term elections throws into doubt the prospect of the Obama administration making any progres... ...
  • Auto Safety Hits the Reset Button - in China

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 24, 2014
    I’ve just come from the site of the 15th Western China International Fair in Chengdu and the booth of the Telematics Industry Application Alliance (TIAA) ... ...
  • Google's Influence on Automotive Innovation

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 14, 2014
    Google is quietly calling the tune in automotive technology development. I see it every day. Two companies have found success recently in bringing advanced vehi... ...
  • V2V Stops Here - No Module Mandate Needed

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 20, 2014
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking to mandate the installation of a device in cars for vehicle-to-vehicle communications. For some reason the agen... ...
  • Could Fuel Efficiency be Bad for Car Sales?

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 18, 2014
    In the eyes of the car industry the only thing worse than telling car makers what kind of cars to build is telling dealers what kind of cars to sell. Both pro... ...
  • Auto Industry Still Finding Its Voice

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 10, 2014
    J.D. Power waded into the swamp of automotive voice recognition technology last week at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminar i... ...
  • Traverse City a Travesty Again

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 09, 2014
    The Annual Traverse City Management Briefing Seminar quietly concluded this week without shedding any newsworthy light on the future of alternative powertrains,... ...
  • Don't Let Your S Class Make You an S-hole

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 07, 2014
    I thought the Mercedes S Class was the most advanced car on the road, thanks in large part to its safety system portfolio and multiple expert reviews. Dan Car... ...
  • Automotive Security: From Key&Peele to Ron Popeil

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 06, 2014
    Last December two hackers, Charlie Miller, security engineer for Twitter, and Chris Valasek, (left, bottom) director of security intelligence at IOActive, tried... ...

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